I knew i wanted to create my own IP.
But i've also had no freaking idea what.
My first thoughts where:
- Which type of game would i love to play myself?
- Single Player, Co-Op, Online Multiplayer...
- Is there any game i liked but i would have made it entirely different?
And so on...
I discussed it with my friends, asked them the same questions, and started to find my way to a game i would love to play, and doesn't really exist yet.
Ones i've had the BOLD idea of how it could be... i started to imagine fun ideas and started randomly sketching.
Just start sketching your ideas down, and don't stop until you think...
Yea... that's it.
And at this point, you may still have no idea of what exactly it would become.
But as long as the core is set (Side-Scroller, Jump&Run, Isometric Action)
You can start creating it.
During development, you will always have new ideas.
So write them down, sketch it, whatever you prefer.
I'm still working on the actual "engine" and puzzle it together.
Till now i still don't have any idea of how the visuals will be.
But as long as you've set the base for it, you can still extend your idea further.
If you are a genious, you could also create the entire idea in details before even starting.
But i think most people develope it further during development itself.
At least for indies.